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Public notice of final decisions - ACMS#29, ACCS#27, Joint ACMS-ACCS#24, March 2020

Scheduling medicines and poisons

24 August 2020

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3.3.3 Pentobarbital

3 Final decisions on proposed amendments to the current Poisons Standard under regulation 42ZCZR


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3.3 Final decisions on proposed amendments referred to the Advisory Committee on Medicines and Chemicals Scheduling in joint session (Joint ACMS-ACCS #24, March 2020)

Final decision in relation to pentobarbital

Final decision

Pursuant to regulation 42ZCZR of the Regulations, a Delegate of the Secretary has made a final decision to confirm the interim decision and amend the current Poisons Standard in relation to pentobarbital as follows:

Appendix D, Item 9 - New entry
9. Poisons which must be stored in a locked container to prevent unauthorised access
PENTOBARBITAL in injectable preparations.
Materials considered

In making this final decision, the Delegate considered the following material:

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Reasons for the final decision (including findings on material questions of fact)

I have made a final decision to confirm my interim decision to amend the current Poisons Standard to clarify the storage requirements for Schedule 4 injectable pentobarbital through the provision of a new Appendix D listing. My reasons for making the final decision are those set out in the interim decision. In making my final decision, I have taken into account the material detailed in the interim decision and I have noted that no public submissions were received before the second closing date in response to the call for further submissions published on 10 June 2020 under regulation 42ZCZP of the Regulations.

Date of effect of the decision

1 October 2020

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